Feb 11, 2013 8:00am EST
but looking at narrower product lines. but now in coming to the u.s., i can look at all the different product lines in one geographic market, so it's a different way of looking at the business. much more in the trenches of day-to-day business in the market rather than in the headquarters of the corporation. >> host: for samsung's products is the u.s. and canada, north america, a growth market? >> guest: it still is. i mean, traditionally we've thought developed markets and developing markets, and with developed markets it's being seen as someone mature. but if you look at the last few years of our progress in the u.s. market, we've seen tremendous growth. some of that is coming from new categories like the rise of the digital television or the growth of the phone business. some of it is as we pick up our market share. we're the fastest-growing brand in home appliances, for example, an area where samsung brand hasn't been as well known. but now bringing the same mix of innovation that we brought to televisions and phones, bringing new designs, now we can also grab business in home appliances.
Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. you've seen global responsibility but looking at narrower product lines. but in coming to the u.s., i can look at all the product lines in one geographic market. it's a different way of look k at the business. much more in the trenches than in the headquarters of the corporation. >> for samsung products s the u.s. and canada north america a growth market? >> it still is. traditionally we've thought about developed markets and developing markets. if you look at the last few years of our progress in the u.s. market, we've seen tremendous growth. some of that is coming from new categories like the rise of the digital television or the growth of the phone business. some of it is we pick up our market share in home appliances, an area where the samsung brand hasn't been as well known but bringing the same invasion we brought to television and phones, bringing the new design, now we can grab business in home appliances. >> what's the employment level in the us for samsung? >> we employ several thousands neem terms of sales and marketing and product design. we have a very large production ce
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
to ask you about u.s. jobs with panasonic. >> in north america, we have approximately 15,000 employees. >> to what capacity? >> everything from manufacturing to sales, marketing, r&d. a complete range of jobs that you would expect in any major corporation. >> when it comes to our the expect in terms, and -- when it comes to r&d, the have expenditures? >> there is a percentage, but it is not budgeted that way. we look at r&d business by business. we have fixed r&d sites in north america alone. >> is the north american market unique? >> we would like to think it is unique. what cannot be disputed is that it constitutes a percentage of gdp. it is by far the largest market in the world. in any state itself is the only developed nation on earth whose population is still growing. it makes it a very interesting market. it has some things in common with the emerging markets and the most competitive marketplace in the world. >> how much time do you spend on regulatory policy issues in washington, d.c.? >> as little as they possibly can. we have an organized nation of people who are capable of d